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Desempeño educativo en México: la prueba Enlace

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  • Raymundo M. Campos Vázquez

    (El Colegio de México, A.C.)

  • Freddy D. Urbina Romero

    (Coneval)

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This article measures the relationship between a standardized test applied at the national level (Enlace) with bimontly test results at the classroom level. The results for mathematics imply that a one standard deviation increase in cumulative learning measured with the bimonthly tests increase the Enlace tests scores by 0.84 standard deviations. The result is robust to different estimation methods like quantile regression, fixed effects at the school level and mixed models. Therefore, we conclude that what it is taught in the classroom is reflected in the Enlace test.

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Article provided by El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos in its journal Estudios Económicos.

Volume (Year): 26 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 249-292

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Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:26:y:2011:i:2:p:249-292

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Keywords: Mexico; Enlace; education; standardized tests; teachers;

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